1. Guarded hot plate technique was used to measure thermal conductance of winter, summer and sheared pelts of Lama guanicoe. 2. Mean thermal conductance of winter and summer pelage was 1.64 W/m2°C and 1.79 W/m 2°C, respectively. 3. Mean heat loss in natural pelage, in free convection conditions was 1.74 W/m2°C and 2.3 W/m 2°C in sheared pelts. 4. From our results, there is seasonal moult in guanacos.
- Thermal conductance